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900 Years on from the Sinking of the White Ship

By  Victoria Barlow, History, Level 3 As a history undergraduate student, I’m taught that it’s not good practice to question ‘what if this had happened instead’. The possibilities are endless. All we can definitively say for sure is what has actually taken place – but even then historians disagree....

Confronting collecting histories

Nigerian deity statuettes at The Collection, Lincoln. By Emma Fox, History, Level 3     Many objects that are displayed in Britain’s museums today were obtained during the colonial period. Some were purchased or gifted from colonised peoples, however some have violent and coercive collecting histories. Here in Lincoln,...

History in the digital age

Rethinking Museums in the 21st century By Gemma McLean-Carr   Increased emphasis is being placed on digitalisation in the 21st century due to globalisation and expanding technological influence. History, both as an academic field and more widely, has taken steps to ensure it is able to keep up with...

A fascinating journey from Ba to PhD

 Twenty Years of History at Lincoln by Hannah MacKenzie I completed my BA in History at the University of Lincoln in 2016 and, thanks to the generosity of the School of History and Heritage Bursary, was able to undertake an MA in Medieval Studies the following year. During my...

A Journey of a History Graduate

Twenty Years of History at Lincoln by Catherine Howlett       Studying History at The University of Lincoln was an amazing experience that shaped my understanding of the topic and established my passion for Art History and Archives. During my first year of university I remember that a...

Twenty Years of History at Lincoln

Twenty Years of History at Lincoln Dr Kate Hill The academic year 2019-20 marks the twentieth anniversary of the BA History at Lincoln, and we’re going to mark the occasion with a series of blog posts from alumni and staff who’ve been part of the programme over the years....

Thomas Becket as a medieval Jedi Knight

by Bethany Scard   2020 marks the 850th anniversary of the death of Thomas Becket and the 800th anniversary of moving his body to his new shrine in Canterbury. Not many people have two anniversaries to celebrate like this, so you can already tell he’s an important man. In...